There was confusion on the Graphic Road in Accra on Thursday when police and personnel of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly taskforce clashed with yam sellers.

The taskforce went to the area this morning to stop the yam sellers from plying their trade on the streets, but this resulted in a scuffle.

Police officers who were called in to intervene arrested 12 of the yam sellers for allegedly assaulting personnel of the AMA taskforce.

The traders claim several tubers of their yam were taken away in the raid.

Some of the yam sellers in an interview with Joy News said they tried to beg the AMA officers to return their seized tubers but all to no avail.

According to them, the police also failed to listen to their side of the story when they arrived and hastily arrested 12 of their colleagues.

Source: Joy News/Ghana